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Walnut Cove N.C. June 25 1867. To the Freedmans Bureau at Greensboro N.C. The bearer hereof John is an applicant for provisions for himself & family. I inherited his wife in 1833 and at his request got him in 1835 - he has a large family of children and grandchildren as well as great grandchildren he became afflicted with pain about the year 1855 and I supported him until the end of 1865. since then he is going about among his children and they are scatered in Yadkin County in Rockingham & Forsyth & Colby Counties he is an object of charity and no provisions for the poor has ever come to Stokes County to my knowledge Mr W Gentry is the Freedmans Bureau in Stokes and lives within two miles of me he tells me he has had none. I believe his family ought to have provisions as much so as any. Respectfully Yours Wm A. Lask According to the bill of sale I have he is seventy five years old I refer you to JP Morehead John A. Gilmer} Robt. A Dick} JB McLane} Robt Sloan} James Sloan} It would seem that this man is an object of charity I would recommend that you send him some provisions also 3 yds shirting - respectfully J Gilman
scatered - scattered 3 yds. shirting - material to make clothing of some kind.
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